Valerie Peter Chong
Project Coordinator – Healthy CUNY Advocates
BA, Psychology and Theatre Arts from Gettysburg College
Valerie Peter Chong (they/them) is a passionate food justice advocate who specializes in youth and community engagement. Formerly CUFPI’s CUNY Food Justice Leadership Fellowship Coordinator, Val now lends their expertise to the Healthy CUNY Advocates program which seeks to train and guide student peer advocates to make a change on their campuses. Together alongside Healthy CUNY and Swipe Out Hunger, this program spreads awareness for food and other essential needs insecurity across CUNY campuses and connects students to vital resources. Val is also a proud student of Farm School NYC’s 2021-22 cohort.